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Best Practices for Commercial Laundries

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Following the below best management practices for laundry operations is beneficial to both the laundry operator and the environment. By reducing pollutants at the source, less energy and chemicals are required for operation, thereby saving money while reducing pollution.

#1: Training on best management practices. Management should provide ongoing training for all laundry staff. Ongoing training is the best way to ensure the best practices will be followed.

#2: Clean lint traps frequently. Cleaning lint traps frequently not only helps protect downstream pipes and treatment systems, but it also helps save energy. Accumulated lint should be composted or bagged and disposed of as solid waste. Management should witness the cleaning every time to ensure all of the lint material is removed and the lint trap put back into service properly. All lint trap cleaning activities should be recorded in a log book for future reference.

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